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The Par Lounge and Deck

Enough roughage, it’s time to get back to some normal food groups like grease, brown and yum! Outstanding “Ortega Melt” at the Par Lounge and Deck in Ramona. Parmesan crusted sourdough, turkey breast, pepper jack cheese, Ortega chile, maters and chili aioli (fancy mayonnaise). Served with my favorite accompaniment, fried tots. Unfortunately this tasty sandwich is no longer on their menu.


Excellent hotcakes at Denny’s in Ramona! I just love the supple, porous texture that just soaks up that soft, melted butter like a sponge.

Kountry Kitchen

I “parked in rear” and enjoyed an excellent Denver Omelette for brunch at Kountry Kitchen in Ramona!

Sofie’s Pita

Sofie’s Pita is Ramona’s (second) newest restaurant and it’s a wonderful Greek/Meditteranean type affair that’s worth checking out! It’s an order at the counter and find a seat type of place. Despite that, the service was really nice. For my inaugural visit I kept things simple with a Gyros Sandwich with fries. It was artfully presented on a wooden plank but that proved unnecessary. Too much was put on a small plank that it made everything awkward to eat. I’d also recommend ordering tzatziki on the side. My sandwich had such a huge, uneven blob of it. The fries were surprisingly good! Perfectly hot and crispy. Baklava was excellent! I’m definitely looking forward to visiting Sofa’s Pita again soon. Maybe I’ll try one of their combination plates with beef and chicken shawarma.

The Par Lounge and Deck

Fat Tuesday fell later than usual this year, on March 1st. As has been our tradition for a few years, we always dine at the Par Lounge to enjoy Chef Ben’s great Cajun/Creole specials. This year was an exquisite Jambalaya which I really enjoyed!

Vibes Sushi Bar & Grill

Second visit to Vibes in Ramona, I ordered the “Shrimp Yakisoba Lunch”! Such a satisfying and richly flavored dish. Yakisoba is a Japanese noodle stir-fried dish, typically flavored with a condiment similar to Worcestershire sauce. It includes cabbage, bean sprouts and green onion. The version here at Vibes Susie was very good, although a little too salt forward. Can be ordered with either chicken or shrimp, or just plain with no protein. We also had an appetizer order of Gyoza. 6 pieces of Japanese pork dumplings with ponzu. They were tasty but I would have enjoyed them more if they were pan fried.

Nuevo Grill & Cantina

Outstanding carne asada enchiladas at Nuevo Girl in Ramona! Biggest and best in town, that I can tell you!

Ramona Cafe

Outstanding Denver Omelet at Ramona Cafe! Among my favorite omelet styles to order at any restaurant, the Denver here is no slouch! Teeming with a mass of diced ham, onions and bell peppers, plus enough cheese to stop me up for a week. Although I prefer hashbrowns, the home fried taters here are very good. Especially when you add onions & peppers. Highly recommended for a great breakfast meal, served all day, whenever you’re in Old Town Ramona.

Domino’s Pizza

I can always count on our local Ramona Domino’s Pizza for quick, tasty, inexpensive pies! Particularly their handmade pan pizzas. Ordering through the app is really fun. You know by name who is crafting your pizza and follow it along every step of the way until it’s ready.

Mi Ranchito Taco Shop

Outstanding rolled tacos at Mi Ranchito in Ramona! Blanketed with a velvety guacamole Americano and a liberal amount of shredded cheese. The rolled tacos here are made with ground beef which I appreciate. Much cleaner bites.

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